Graduate Research School Available Projects Numerical modelling of a dual fuel diesel engine

Numerical modelling of a dual fuel diesel engine

Title of Project

Numerical modelling of a dual fuel diesel engine


Dr Rong Situ

College or Research Centre

College of Science & Engineering

Summary of Project

The exhaustion of fossil fuels and the rising concerns with greenhouse gas emissions has motivated to investigation of the use of biofuel as a supplement to diesel fuel. One method is to blend biofuel with diesel directly; while the second technology (fumigation) injects biofuel (such as ethanol) into the air intake of a standard compression ignition engine. Both technologies offer options to reduce the use of fossil fuels (diesel), to increase the use of renewable fuels (methanol/ethanol), and to reduce the greenhouse emissions and fine particulate emissions from compression ignition engines, whether in transport or for stationary energy generation. The purpose of this project is to numerically simulate the combustion process of a Cummins Diesel Engine so that accurate studies of ethanol-diesel blends or ethanol fumigation can be conducted. The investigation will be conducted in parallel with engine testing to interpret the engine test results at QUT. The proposed numerical model will be able to predict the engine performance and emission with biofuel blending or fumigatio

Key Words

Diesel engine; blending; fumigation; engine performance; engine emission

Would suit an applicant who

Has a sound academic background, research experience, an interest in mechanical engineering and strong experimental and computational skills.

Updated: 11 Apr 2020